Monday, April 25, 2011

Under the Sun

It's not often London gets a string of sunny days in a row, let alone a over four-day weekend! And when that rare event happens, the streets Italicare awash with people soaking it in. Today is the final Bank Holiday of Easter weekend, and low and behold, that golden orb is still shining.

So, while I'm well aware my posts recently have been a bit lacking in depth... well, one must sun oneself while one can!


We've a three-day work-week coming up this week, the Royal Wedding on Friday (another holiday) and then another holiday on Monday for the Bank Holiday. Have I made you jealous yet?

How was your weekend?

58 comments:

  1. You didn't make me jealous, but only because I've spent my loooooong (aka more than four days) Easter Holiday out in the sun, since even Norway has been blessed with incredibly warm weather and lots lots lots of sun. Wonderful! Summer!

    I wouldn't mind experiencing the same in London, though. My only visit there was in brilliant sun, and it made me fall in love with the city. Will definitely go back sometime!

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  2. Not quite jealous. Living in Malaysia we enjoy 40C temperatures every single day!

    Every day is like a holiday for me over here. Jealous yet?!

    Duncan In Kuantan

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  3. Yes!
    Loads of sun here in Phuket but holidays well...over a week and a half ago! Nothing like a city with sun...

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  4. Oh isn't it lovely! (And slightly surreal to have such nice weather for Easter bank holidays.) Today looks like another winner - I'm going to be redrafting like a mad thing, and then perhaps heading to a park to write some more! And possibly will stop at a tea shop for a cupcake... :)

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  5. I am jealous Talli, not of the sun as we have plenty of them here, but of the fact that you have so much time on your hands to make hay.

    I used to every year go to London in October, and you know how miserable that time of the year can be... so we were always excited whenever the sun decided to show up...

    Grandpa
    Life on The Farm

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  6. I keep reading about the smog in London, but my daughter works near St. Paul's and hasn't noticed any!

    Sunshine is always a nice and welcome distraction :o)

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  7. Hah! Yeah, a bit jealous. Glad you're getting some well-deserved leisure time, though. I spent the weekend writing a bit and with the family!! Happy Easter and Royal Wedding. :)

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  8. I'm definitely jealous. Here in the Midwest (U.S.) it's been rainy and cold. You also have the royal wedding coming up. And um...what's the "Bank" Holiday?

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  9. We're having pretty nice weather in Ireland too, long may it last :)

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  10. So happy to see London looking so cheerful. Our holidays are all different to yours but in Thailand we have four in May: two next week (Monday and Thursday), and two in the middle (16-17th Mon/Tues).

    Aren't we all lucky? I hope your weather holds out.

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  11. It's a wonder we Americans are all stressed out all the time. Not enough holidays!

    But I'm glad to hear that your long weekend was full of sun! Easter Sunday in the Northeast started out nice but turned to rain later (fortunately still warm out though).

    And It's back to work today. Our next holiday is not until the end of May.

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  12. I managed to take the weekend off. Gardening on Saturday and out for a walk/lunch yesterday. Back to work now though!

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  13. There is nothing better than a sunny day in London! Enjoy!

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  14. I don't trust that Middleton girl. i think she's up to something.

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  15. niiice - enjoy while it lasts, altho I'm sure the royals have ordered more sun for the Big Day...

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  16. It's supposed to be nice and sunny today, but right now I'm looking at fog and ucky skies. You must have my sun. But you know what, you can keep it. It was supposed to be 90 today and I can't handle heat like that anymore. Unless of course I'm on the beach.

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  17. Depth????? While it's the hols and the sun's out?!?!

    Jamais! Enjoy!

    Take care
    x

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  18. Jealous, no. Here in Florida it is sunny and warm. Summer weather all year long! love it!
    Are you going to see any of the Royal Wedding?
    Have a great day!

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  19. No, I'm not jealous.(right) I'm happy for you. (right) I think it's wonderful that you're enjoying the sights and sounds of London, and the gorgeous days. (right) And, I hope you somehow manage to slip into the wedding and confused with all the other guests. (right) Just don't of me or anyone else not standing next to you describing all the wonderful things happening around you. Although, you could come visit when you can find a moment free from leaning against some great London landmark... (just sayin')

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  20. Absolutely Talli as you have been warmer than us :)

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  21. Yes. Totally jealous. And we're supposed to have snow AGAIN this week, so now i'm DOUBLY jealous.
    sigh.

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  22. I am jealous, only because your sun is probably a lot more enjoyable than mine. Ours is already vicious and demanding and humid. No thanks.

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  23. Great post and we have another 4 days off starting Friday.

    Yvonne.

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  24. Talli,
    I'm so happy for you! It's great that you can wear shorts & enjoy the sun! I'm really, really hoping that this weather holds out for the Royal Wedding this Friday! :)

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  25. We get 320-330 days a year of sun where I live. I'm such a sun-worshipper, I'm sure I would shrivel in a misty, grey clime!

    London is so beautiful, though. Lovely photograph! Is that the River Severn? (I ask in complete ignorance as I have just read about it after reading Hurts lyrics. :))

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  26. Enjoy the sun and the holidays!

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  27. The first detail I noticed in your picture are your shorts! Our winter boots are still the first choice in foot wear here. And a royal wedding...what an interesting time to be in London!

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  28. yes, you have. I'd move but I'd miss the sun that stays out most days here.

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  29. Have fun with your days off!

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  30. We've had rain and misery for the past two weeks. I'm aching for sunshine! Glad you had a fabulous four days!

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  31. All the American newspeople are out there reporting 70 degree temps. And here it is, raining. You lucky thing!

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  32. I am jealous that you're in London. Would love to be there, wandering around! Had a wonderful weekend though, despite not being in such a splendid city.
    I have an award for you on my blog. It's under the Trees and Thank You's post!
    Have a wonderful week!

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  33. LOL! That's awesome! Hooray for long weekends and beautiful weather. So did you get your royal invitation??? :D <3

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  34. You have made me very jealous. I miss my Bank Holidays!!!!

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  35. The sun is out here in Cyprus at last. I enjoy the rain, but need the sunshine now.

    We have a red sand storm due Friday, and are praying it will arrive Saturday, as we are having an expat wedding party!

    My daughter took 3 days annual leave in the UK, and gained an 11 day holiday due to the BHols and wedding.

    Loved seeing you relaxed and chilled. :)

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  36. All this glorious weather is such an unexpected treat, especially with two long weekends in a row. Bliss.

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  37. Enjoy the sun! (Have you been invited?)

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  38. You're so right to enjoy the sun while it's there!

    Enjoy your short working week, the royal wedding and the long weekend. :-)

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  39. Beautiful weather for London. My niece just flew there today for school. I join her in June and I hope we get some sun-- but I would be disappointed if there wasn't some amount of gloom. (=

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  40. I'm not jealous. Noooo. I only worked Easter Friday and Saturday. Hehe. I am off for the wedding, though, and I can't wait!

    Ellie Garratt

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  41. Yes, you've duly made me jealous. I think it was that sun part that pushed it for me. ;)

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  42. Some jealousy. But I get a whole lot more days of sunshine, lol! Except the last wee it's been like a week in western Ireland all misty and snatches of sunshine coming in segments measured in minutes, lol! I am looking forward to Thursday when this rain system passes us by and gives us several sunny days.

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  43. Not me. 3 day week for me too, enjoying the weather in Sunny Scotland !

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  44. No, Talli, but glad for you.
    Karen

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  45. I will trade you the sunshine for some rain--we are in a drought here in Texas, and my flowers aren't doing very well!

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  46. Yep, I'm totally jealous! It's spring time here and that means high winds, horrible weather, and rough days at work.

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  47. I'm glad you're enjoying your great weather! We feel like we're drowning in rain here in Ohio!

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  48. I was wondering when the royal wedding was - now I know!

    I'm jealous about the sun - it seems like a looong time since we've seen that golden orb in these parts.

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  49. Well enjoy it while you can Talli. I do believe by the 'big day' the weather will be overcast again. See how we pay attention to detail over here?

    Denise<3

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  50. Nope, not jealous ;-) 'Cause in South Africa we also have a three day work week and a holiday next Monday! Yay!

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  51. Glad you're enjoying the sun, and getting plenty of vitamin D! Don't forget the sunblock. Julie

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  53. It's been a gloriously hot weekend here in Leicester too (but then we're not so far away from you!) So I wasn't feeling jealous but I've just noticed Duncan D. Horne's comment and now I'm jealous.

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  54. The weather has been great. Unfortunately some of us have had to work on the bank holidays =(

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  55. Two four-day weekends?! Even though I just had spring break, I'm jealous.

    I love the picture. Hope you have another weekend under the sun.

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  56. being in the sea side, ice cream and coffee business, Bank Holidays are our busiest times. I soooo need a normal job haha

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  57. Great picture, Talli!

    Is London starting to recover from the wedding celebrations yet?

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